Buick Encore GX Trim Levels Comparison And Differences

Buick Encore GX Trim Levels
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After deciding between the Buick Encore vs. Encore GX, you'll want to compare Buick Encore GX trim levels to choose the model that gives you the heated seats and horsepower your drive demands. To help you narrow your search, we've put together a Buick Encore GX trim levels comparison that highlights the differences in features, specs, and engine options. When you're ready to meet any of the new 2022 Encore GX small SUVs in person, we invite you to visit our local Buick dealer for a test drive.

Buick Encore GX Trims and Features

The new 2022 Buick Encore SUV has five comfortable seats and plenty of cargo room to fit your life, but what are the Buick Encore GX trim level differences? Let's look at what trim models come on the new Encore GX and some key features and highlights each model offers.

The entry-level Encore GX Preferred comes standard with the Buick Driver Confidence package. This advanced suite of safety features includes:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam

The Encore GX Preferred also gives you 18-inch aluminum wheels and the Buick QuietTuning technology for a smooth ride. When it's time to connect your compatible devices, you can do so with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on an 8-inch Buick Infotainment System. One of the key differences between the Buick Encore vs. Encore GX is that Encore has a 7-inch screen and does not offer wireless audio integration.

Climbing into the Buick Encore GX Select, we find the addition of heated front seats for the driver and your co-pilot, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a remote vehicle starter system. The interior of the Encore GX Essence is upgraded with leather-appointed seating and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. Outside the vehicle, you'll have LED headlamps and taillamps to help you see and be seen.

Buick Encore GX Trims and Features

2022 Buick Encore GX Trim Level Comparison Chart

Wilkins Buick GMC Encore GX Trim Levels Comparison

Trim Combined MPG1 Engine Drivetrain Seating Benefits
Preferred 30 1.3L 3-cylinder FWD 5
  • Push button start
  • Buick Driver Confidence
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Buick QuietTuning™
Select 30 1.3L 3-cylinder FWD or AWD 5
  • Roof mounted side rails
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Remote start
Essence 30 1.3L 3-cylinder FWD or AWD 5
  • 8-way power fold flat front passenger's seat
  • Universal home remote
  • 120-volt power utlet
  • air ionizer
  • Memory settings
  • Rear view auto-dimming mirror
Buick Encore GX Trim Comparison Summary

Buick Encore GX Trim Comparison Summary

As you can see from comparing the Buick Encore GX trim levels, the Preferred and Select trims have the same 1.2-liter engine, while the flagship Encore GX Essence trim has the bigger 1.3-liter engine. The Encore GX Essence also has more premium features on the window sticker, such as a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.

What Is the Encore GX Sport Touring?

The new 2022 Encore GX Sport Touring is an exciting part of our 2022 Buick Encore GX inventory. The GX Sport Touring adds sophisticated styling elements to your new Encore GX. One of our favorite GX Sport Touring design cues is the exclusive Sport Touring Grille with high-gloss black and red inserts and brushstroke-like elements.

The Encore GX Sport Touring also features an available black roof package that makes the vehicle look lower and more streamlined. If you're interested in this available option, you'll need to spec your vehicle in one of the following color options:

  • White Frost Tricoat
  • Chili Red Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic

To help you compare the GX Sport Touring to the Buick Encore GX trim levels, here is some additional information about the Encore GX Sport Touring. It offers 155 horsepower and up to 50.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The vehicle measures 171.4 inches in total length and 64.1 inches in height. You'll have 39.7 inches of front-row headroom without the panoramic moonroof.

Buick Encore GX Color Options

When building your Encore GX Preferred or Select, Summit White is the standard color, but you can also choose one of our Buick Encore GX lease offers in any of the following colors for an additional fee:

  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Cinnabar Metallic
  • Sapphire Metallic
  • Sunset Glow Metallic
  • Rosewood Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • White Frost Tricoat

After selecting a paint option for the 2022 Encore GX Select or Preferred, you can pick out your interior color. Your options include cloth with leatherette seat trim in either Ebony or Whisper Beige. If you went with the Encore GX Essence, you have an additional leather-appointed seat trim available in Signet with Ebony interior accents.

Buick Encore GX Color Options

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the trim levels for the Buick Encore GX?

The 2022 Buick Encore GX comes in three trim models. When comparing Buick Encore GX lease specials, you can choose from the Encore GX Preferred, Encore GX Select, and Encore GX Essence. All three vehicles are the same size and offer the same cargo capacity and passenger space. There is also the Encore GX Sport Touring available that adds exterior styling elements.

What is the difference between the Buick Encore GX Preferred and Essence?

The 2022 Buick Encore GX Essence is the top-of-the-line trim model. The Encore GX Preferred and Essence offer many similar features, but the Encore GX Essence comes with a bigger engine than the Preferred and Select trim models and more luxury features. The Buick Encore GX Essence also has more interior color options to compare.

Which Buick Encore GX trim has heated seats?

The 2022 Buick Encore GX Select and Encore GX Essence both come standard with heated seats for the driver and front passenger. Heated seats are also available on the Encore GX Preferred if you'd like to warm up on chilly mornings or enjoy warm comfort after a long day on the job. Schedule your test drive today and compare Buick Encore GX trim levels.

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